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“Good place with expensive pass”

Shakespeare's Birthplace
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Oxford, Stratford and the Cotswold Villages Day Trip from London
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Oxford, Warwick Castle and Stratford-upon-Avon Day Trip from London
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Owner description: Visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace to walk in Shakespeare’s footsteps and explore the house where he was born and grew up. Hear tales of Shakespeare’s family life, enjoy live theatre on demand and get up close to rare artefacts from the Trust’s world class collections as you discover how the extraordinary William Shakespeare continues to shape our lives today.
London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
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“Good place with expensive pass”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Visit the bithplace got inside and there was only a house and garden. Inside the house there were a lot of stuffs from the old age. Quite interesting. The entrance fee is quite expensive. They should have a pass only for the birth place and not combining 4places in one pass so people can choose. They might be only wanna visit one place. But the good thing is, its valid for a year.

Visited July 2014
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SBT_Marketing, Marketing Officer at Shakespeare's Birthplace, responded to this review, 28 July 2014
Thank you for leaving a review of your visit to Shakespeare's Birthplace; I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit.

Our 3 house tickets were introduced based on the results of a visitor survey, where respondents told us that they would prefer to spend less on a group ticket than to pay more for individual houses. We also find that combining the three properties into one ticket encourages visitors to explore a little further afield than they might have otherwise. This helps to facilitate the discovery of all 3 of our beautiful houses around town.

As you say, your tickets are valid for 12 months so I hope you'll have the opportunity to come back and really make the most of them!
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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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“Over priced”
Reviewed 26 July 2014

We paid £15.00 each to go round this attraction which took us no more than 30 minutes. we both felt it was overpriced for what you got and not really good value for money.

Visited July 2014
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SBT_Marketing, Marketing Officer at Shakespeare's Birthplace, responded to this review, 28 July 2014
Thanks for taking the time to review your visit to Shakespeare's Birthplace.

I’m sorry to hear that your visit fell short of your expectations. We do try to offer a variety of events and activities for visitors of all ages to enjoy, aside from our lovely guides who aim to bring the history of the house to life.

Other points of interest at the Birthplace include the new permanent introductory exhibition, plus the 'Shakespeare's Treasures' exhibition of Collections items that is refreshed with a new display every 6 months.

Our in-house troupe of actors are always on hand to perform a rendition of Shakespeare on request, and our giant wallbook featuring 37 plays in one big timeline has received excellent feedback from children and adults alike.

I hope that you might have the opportunity to visit us again to make the most of your 12 month passes, perhaps to attend one of the events or performances that take place at different times throughout the year. Keep an eye out for what's new!
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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“Shakespeare's Birthplace”
Reviewed 26 July 2014

Since I last visited Shakespeare's Birthplace a few years ago I visited on Friday July 25th and was pleasantly surprised by the whole experince of my visit to this famous building.From looking at the treasures on display in the exhibition to being warmly greeted by the guides in their periord costumes as I entered the house I throughly enjoyed my visit. I particularly enjoyed the guides enthusiatic descripition of the rooms. They certainly know their stuff. The young lady upstairs in the birth room was very enthusiatctic and answered all my questions with a smile and knowlegble answer. This all helped bring the story of Shakespeare's time to life. One tip, buy the five house ticket and combine this with an open top bus ride to the differant locations, a great day out.

Visited July 2014
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Tutbury, United Kingdom
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“Busier but still worth it”
Reviewed 25 July 2014

I visited with friends earlier in the year, and while my cousins where visiting from France, I took the opportunity to use the fee return visit to show them some culture!!

It was busier than my previous visit and this meant you didn't have the space or time to take it all in but def worth a visit. Missing the chap in the glove workshop this time too!!

Worthwhile but recommend when it's quieter (not July or August).

Visited July 2014
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Cobble Hill, Canada
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“Nice to visit Shakespeare's birthplace trust...”
Reviewed 25 July 2014

Which is a keystone to modern western culture. We visited Shakespeare's birthplace/home, Anne Hathaway's cottage, Hall's croft, which was made terrific by their historian's work as staff members. It was a great and rare privilege to be able to see buildings where Shakespeare's family once lived. Our only disappointment is missing the Mary Arden Farm.

We went to one place we can't remember as they basically had no staff (the Nash's House/New Place) which was a disappointment. They said he was meant to have died there. We saw the house but missed having educational guidance by the staff. Apparently, they usually teach about the archeological dig, about which it would have been nice to hear.

It was a very beautiful step back into history entering that place. We saw the church, but we're not sure how Jesus would have felt about having a gift shop and charging 2 lbs to see a person's burial place. That aside, it has a terrific cemetery outside and is a very quaint and ancient church.

Also, they really need directions from the station, as being dumped there without any directions was a bother for a place that must host millions of tourists each year. They really need to get that aspect of their tourist town together. A shuttle us would be nice, or at the least, a map showing how to get to the nearest tourist place from the station. A kindly couple helped us out as must have looked completely lost on our way walking towards civilization.

For those of you trying to figure it out, go left from the station up the walkway and keep walking on what seems to be the main road into the town. Someone there can guide you to the birthplace. This aside, we loved the guided tours...

Visited July 2014
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